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A Case Study Of The Evolution Of The Engineering Design Graphics Program At East Tennessee State University: From Part To Art

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2005 Annual Conference

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Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

Start Date

June 12, 2005

End Date

June 15, 2005

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Teaching Strategies in Graphics

Page Count

12

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10.14.1 - 10.14.12

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https://peer.asee.org/15387

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Primus Tillman

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Keith Johnson

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A case study of the evolution of the Engineering Design Graphics Program at East Tennessee State University: from Art to Part

Keith V. Johnson, and Primus Tillman East Tennessee State University

Abstract

This paper presents a model, case study, and prototypical example of how a major educational

institution evolves from splintered, specialized, interdisciplinary fields of study, in which each

major area develops independently of other related areas, to a unified, focused, all-encompassing

field of study in which all areas develop as interdependent technologies. This paper will discuss

the evolution, challenges, and opportunities for educational institutions that desire to transform a

traditional engineering design graphics (EDG) program into a digital media program.

Introduction

The Engineering Design Graphics (EDG) program at East Tennessee State University was

historically a major component of the Department of Technology. However, relatively few

students were pursuing technology degrees, and the majority of students in the department were

from other disciplines. Therefore, the goal was to transform EDG into a major service area

within the Department of Technology. In 1995, the department consisted solely of rudimentary

(CAD) software for use by Electronics Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering

Technology, and Construction Engineering Technology. But the Department of Technology has

a vision of where EDG could go. That vision was to take the program from a product design

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Tillman, P., & Johnson, K. (2005, June), A Case Study Of The Evolution Of The Engineering Design Graphics Program At East Tennessee State University: From Part To Art Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. https://peer.asee.org/15387

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